French street artist Ludo recently worked on a striking new piece in Paris. Entitled “BTC Flower Vs Elon”, this crypto-currency mural features Ludo’s iconic Bitcoin flower with a tombstone of billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk.
We all know (even Elon) that Lithium-ion batteries are needed to make our electronic devices work, and the batteries use rare mineral cobalt. This is a very precious mineral, with over 60% of world production originating in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In this country and others, it is still estimated that some 40,000 children have to work in these mines to collect this mineral instead of going to school, playing or simply experiencing childhood.
According to an Amnesty International report, children work for at least 12 hours a day without protective equipment in deep underground shafts around 10 metres long, which they have often dug themselves, putting their lives in danger. This is what we create to make sure our electric tools and hybrid vehicles are always fully charged.
“BTC Flower Vs Elon” is available as a unique NFT original work on Foundation later this afternoon (May 19th, 6pm CET)
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